10 Christmas Essentials

LESS THAN TWO WEEKS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!! It’s almost that time of the year, but let’s be honest, for most of us the most wonderful time of the year started on November 1st. There are many different ways to get in the Christmas mood during these eight weeks of waiting for December 25th to arrive. Today, I’m collabing with Sandra Tsai from When She Wanders to show you our holiday season essentials!


A red sweater, just like the Starbucks red cups, is a must for the holiday season. Mine is from Halogen in Red Barberry (click the link to see what it looks like not tucked in).


It’s the perfect red with some pink undertones and it’s 100% cashmere! I love that this one has a slit on both sides too : )


A pair of statement shoes is a must, because they are perfect for Christmas parties or New Years Eve. Whether you want pink fluffy heels like these or sparkly ones like these, dance your night away!



Candles are an easy way to make your room smell more festive. My two favorite ones are Frosted Cranberry and Champagne Toast. They are both sweet, but not too sweet like the marshmallow or sugar cookie scents.



Well, you gotta look pretty for the holidays right? Whether it’s a casual brunch, a work event, or a Christmas party, I gotchu. Check out my holiday outfits post here for 4 outfits!


A good red lipstick is a must in every girl’s makeup collection, but it’s even more important to have one during this season. I like blue-tone red lipsticks because they make your teeth look less yellow.


For a luxurious option, I recommend Parade Red by Burberry. If you want a more affordable option, I recommend Creeper by ColourPop.


This is what the Burberry one looks on my skintone.


Big Apple Red by OPI is my go-to red nail polish. If I get a pedicure, it is almost always this color. I love it because it is a blue-tone red, same reason why I love those two lip products haha.


This is a photo from my Instagram! Follow me to see my Instastory and more : )


There are many festive onesies out there – Santa ones, reindeer ones, Olaf ones, and more, but my friend Morgan got this for me last Christmas and I LOVE IT. It is super soft and keeps me warm <3 It makes lounging around even more fun!



Going along with the lounging around theme, a pajama set is also a must! Mine are from Victoria’s Secret and they are seriously so comfy. There are so many festive patterns, but of course I had to get a pink one.



“All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey is a classic and definitely my favorite, but I also love pop albums like Christmas & Chill by Ariana Grande and Under The Mistletoe by Justin Bieber. I play Spotify’s Christmas Pop playlist on a daily basis and have not gotten bored of it. It has great songs and is convenient to play (and it’s four hours long haha).


I guess if you don’t have one now, it’s a little too late to get one, but definitely get one for next year! What’s better than eating chocolate everyday for 25 days?



Gotta have some (or a lot) of Christmas spirit! There are many festive things to do during this time of the year. Whether it’s going to a nearby mall to see the Christmas tree or staying home to bake some decadent goodies, get yourself in the holiday mood!!


I hope you enjoyed my Christmas essentials and thank you Sandra for collabing with me! If you have any other essentials, please leave them in the comments below. As always, thank you for stopping by : )

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  1. […] about the atmosphere that never fails to give me the warm fuzzies inside. In collaboration with Kimberly Hsieh from Love, Kimber, we’re here to show you our holiday essentials that keep us feeling merry and festive […]

  2. Hi Kimberly!
    I can’t believe that Christmas is 2 weeks away! I loved your post! Great for getting into the Christmas spirit! Also, you are super photogenic!
    <3 Alana

    1. Thank you!!!

  3. I have nothing except red lipstick lol.

  4. Great photos 🙂 Getting me into the holiday spirit


    1. Thanks!!

  5. Sarah says: Reply

    I love your Christmas essentials! A red lip and a festive candles are definitely my top essentials 🙂

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

    1. Thank you!!

  6. OMG, I haven’t even shopped for Christmas yet! Love your list, so great!!

    1. Thank you!!

  7. Aww I need a onesie!! 🙂


    1. They’re so comfy!

  8. This is such a good post! I’m all about the pyjamas when it comes to Christmas. I still haven’t gotten into wearing red lipstick or red nail polish but one day! 🙂

    1. It took me a while to try out red lipstick and nail polish too but once I tried it I was hooked!

      1. That’s encouraging to know! I still find it quite daunting to try lip colours that are a bit more ‘out there’. I just need to swatch lots of colours on myself and then I’m sure there will be something I like on myself. 😂

  9. I love your 10 christmas essential. I totally agree though red lips are an absolute MUST! I wish so badly that I got myself an advent calendar, those are the best things ever! Next year im buying myself like 5 to make up for this year lol

    xo, JJ

    1. Haha I really want to get an advent calendar from Lindt next year!

      1. Oh that would be SUCH a good one!!

  10. I need a cute onesie!

    1. Definitely!!

  11. cute post!!! and those HEELS. Need them now!!!!

    1. Haha thanks!!

  12. […] Parade Red by Burberry – This is probably the most expensive lip product I own. I have never tried any products from Burberry, but heard about this from a YouTube video and decided to give it a go. It is so smooth and long lasting!! If you follow me on Instagram, this is what I’ve been wearing in most of my photos. I also mentioned it in my Christmas Essentials post. […]

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